better off going with a leaf set, dakars, deaverYou just add the extra leaf. The new longer pin comes with the AAL. They don't really add extra load capacity to the truck, That is what the overload spring is for, they just add lift, harsh ride and pre-mature spring failure down the road. But, the flip side is that they are an affordable alternative to a new set of leafs.
I have AAL i think they were $36 and at the time i needed sometihng. If you buy them like i did, plan to buy real leafs later on.
you're right. But that deaver 3 pack is a whole different animal than the standard AAL. Probably get a lot more life out of it.Not all AAL's are that bad. The 3 pack from deaver(and i think alcan makes a set as well) works great. I have a good couple hundred pounds in my truck almost everyday and over a year later they havent noticeably sagged.
Jesse, I just ordered a set of the Deaver 3 leaf add-a-packs. Do you have any advice on installation? Did you leave the overload leaf in? If I was to remove it, what would be the load capacity of the bed? Also, did you go with new longer rear shocks or did you stick with the stock ones? Was there anything besides longer centering pins that I would need?I got a set from deaver that adds 3 leaves to the stock set. You take out the overload and put in the 3 deavers in its place. Way better than the single add-a-leaf. If you wanted to, you could leave in the overload leaf when putting in the deaver add-a-leafs. You would lose some travel, but keep a great load capacity. It would add an extra 1/2 inch lift as well(The thicnkess of the overload leaf),